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Legal Wisdom

Useful videos, articles and surveys for making sure your startup is on the right legal path

Videos

Company Liquidation

Maya Malin, Senior Associate at Shibolet’s Hi-Tech practice, explains why it’s important to liquidate an inactive company and the basic steps required in order to voluntarily liquidate a company.

Corporate Resolutions

Maya Malin, Senior Associate at Shibolet’s Hi-Tech practice, explains how decisions are made on behalf of a company and the organs of the company authorized to make them.

Office Lease Agreements

Vica Schreiber, Senior Associate at Shibolet’s Real Estate practice, provides a few important notes for office lease by startup companies.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Tal Karplus, partner and head of Shibolet’s licensing and technology commercialization practice, notes a couple of important clauses to be aware of when signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Engagement with Employees

Michal Ofarim, Senior Associate at Shibolet’s Labor Law practice, provides a few important notes to startup companies for hiring of employees.

Intellectual Property

Tal Karplus, partner and head of Shibolet’s licensing and technology commercialization practice, explains how to protect the startup’s most valuable asset – its intellectual property.

Liquidation Preference

Certain investors may wish to make sure that upon a liquidation or exit event of the company their investment shall be first returned to them, prior to distributions to the other shareholders of [...]

Veto Rights

Veto rights basically provide certain shareholders of the company or the directors appointed by them the power to prevent the company from taking certain actions without their approval. Such veto [...]

Preemptive Right

When a company offers to issue new securities, each of the shareholders which is entitled to the Preemptive Right shall have the right to participate in such issuance and purchase its pro-rata [...]

Options to Employees

Options are the right to purchase shares at a pre-defined price, which is called the “Exercise Price”, at a defined period of time and under certain terms predetermined between the company and [...]

Cap Tables, Holdings and Dilutions

A capitalization table is a list specifying the holdings of each shareholder or other holder of securities of the company (such as options) and the types of securities of the company. How does [...]

Articles

Pitching Your Startup

Pitching your startup is an intimidating process. In the space of a few minutes, you’ll have to explain your idea and why the investors should invest their hard-earned money into it. So you’re [...]

Founders Agreement

Your start-up is beginning to form – you have an idea and partners and now it’s the time to make your relationship binding. It may seem trivial now when you are all in good relations, however, [...]

Due Diligence

It is never too early to prepare for the company’s next investment round. Experience shows that the longest and most exhausting part of an investment is usually the due diligence process, but it [...]

Keeping Company Secrets

The most important asset of your company is the unique technology that you develop and therefore you must protect and defend it. Here are some recommended actions to keep your company's trade secrets:

“The A-Team”

As you surely understood, this article will not deal with the famous characters from the 80's TV series, but rather employing employees who may add value to your start-up company in its first [...]

Surveys

VC Investments Survey for 2017

The results of our survey for the year 2017, which analyzes legal terms of venture capital (VC) investments in Israeli and “Israeli related” hi-tech companies, and comparing these terms to those common in the Silicon Valley, United States.
Click here for the Hebrew version.

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